Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Justice
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
to respond to eight of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement report
Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements
by: including a statement in the objects about undermining the profitability of criminal enterprise; ensuring that evidence relevant to unexplained wealth proceedings can be seized under a search warrant; addressing duplication in affidavit requirements; allowing the time limit for serving notice of a preliminary unexplained wealth order to be extended by a court in certain circumstances; harmonising provisions relating to the payment of legal expenses for unexplained wealth cases; allowing charges to be created over restrained property to secure payment of an unexplained wealth order; removing a court’s discretion to make unexplained wealth restraining orders, preliminary unexplained wealth orders and unexplained wealth orders once relevant criteria are satisfied; and expanding the parliamentary joint committee’s oversight of unexplained wealth investigations and litigation. Also amends the
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
to: make amendments consequential on the unexplained wealth changes; expand information sharing arrangements with state, territory and foreign authorities; and to make technical amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05 Mar 2014
Second reading moved 05 Mar 2014
Second reading debate 22 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 24 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 25 Sep 2014
Second reading agreed to 25 Sep 2014
Third reading agreed to 25 Sep 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Sep 2014
Second reading moved 30 Sep 2014
Second reading debate 09 Feb 2015
Second reading agreed to 09 Feb 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 09 Feb 2015
Third reading agreed to 09 Feb 2015
Finally passed both Houses 09 Feb 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 6
  • Year: 2015
25 Feb 2015

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